January 16, 1987

That day you got a new best friend, and on your way to the bowling alley, had to sit on her brother’s lap — and you never knew you’d end up marrying him. That kid with the bony knees and a shock of thick blond hair. You’ve seen that kid in your own kids. Wild.

This is 1988 — this is 30 years ago.


For my friend these last thirty-two years. So grateful we fooled around and fell in love.


Okay, but then, as he always points out, I was in denial about all the love until year ELEVEN.



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39 Responses to January 16, 1987

  1. John Holton says:

    Is it your anniversary? If so, Happy Anniversary!

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  2. loisajay says:

    Congratulations you two!!!

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  3. Benson says:

    Sweetest story I have ever heard. Congratulations and I sincerely hope you have 30 more.

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  4. Dan Antion says:

    Congratulations. Seems like you have had a pretty good thing going for quite some time!

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  5. Bill says:

    It is such a wonderful world.
    I’m often accused of being a romantic, and maybe it’s true when I see stories like this and hear music like that. On that day, we’d been married 20+ years and had recently moved from Sacramento to San Antonio with three kids and a dog.
    You were in the lap of love to be and more of your life’s unfolding kismet.

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  6. Aw, Joey. What a LOVE story! Thank you for sharing it!

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  7. eschudel says:

    Yes, congratulations!!

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  8. Ally Bean says:

    Sweetness. Great photo and story to go with. Congrats.

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  9. orbthefirst says:

    You guys are adorable

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  10. marianallen says:

    Congratulations! Being married to your friend is a very special kind of wonderful. ❀ πŸ™‚

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  11. ghostmmnc says:

    Aww it was meant to be. Happy Anniversary! πŸ™‚

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  12. Amy says:

    Love stories are so sweet!! Yay to 32 years!!

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  13. Susanne says:

    Look at those ’80’s styles! But love never goes out of style, eh? Congratulations and long may you run.

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  14. JT Twissel says:

    Aw!!!! Sometimes really good things happen in the world!

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  15. I love that picture! Thank you for sharing that photo of your best friend.

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  16. NJ says:

    Very few people could say this, these days πŸ™‚ so happy for you ❀

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  17. scr4pl80 says:

    Such a cute story! I have a sitting on the lap story too! I was afraid I was going to put his legs to sleep. He was afraid something else was happening πŸ™‚

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  18. Kat says:

    I love this story! Does he still have bony knees, Joey? Friends and lovers, it’s the best combination.

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  19. Eeeee! Wonderful you two! ❀

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  20. That’s a great meeting the love of your life story! Great image too!

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